Mr. Khurshed Daruvala joined his family business in 1997 and along with the new management team chalked out the growth plans for Sterling and Wilson.
In the initial years, the focus was to make Sterling and Wilson a national electrical contracting company. There was a large requirement from the IT sector for having contractors with a National presence as they were expanding rapidly countrywide. With developers planning a National expansion and with the retail, mall and multiplex boom in its infancy, the need for a national contractor would only grow. From one branch office in 1997 Sterling and Wilson established 17 branch offices till date to cater to its clients National needs.
Consistent and repeat orders by many key clients enabled Sterling & Wilson to become India’s leading Electrical contracting organization. Almost 65% of its order booking was coming from existing clients that include Tata Group, Raheja Group, Citibank, Dell, Intel, ICICI Bank, Indian Hotels, Wipro, Hiranandani Group, Ericsson, Bharti, PVR, Inox, etc
With the Indian industry booming from 2003, the construction industry got a fillip. The requirement for fast track project execution became the requirement of the day. Due to Multi-National Company’s (MNC) setting up their operations in India, expectations and requirements shifted towards many client’s wanting a single point of contact that could provide electro-mechanical services. Anticipating this new trend gaining momentum, the vision of the company underwent a metamorphosis and it allocated the necessary resources to build up its HVAC divisions.
In 2005, the company started its HVAC division with its first project being the Serena Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. Sterling & Wilson was engaged as the hotels electrical contractor. The HVAC contractor on the project regretted their ability to continue with the project due to certain constraints. The Sterling & Wilson management took this as an opportunity to venture into a new area and set up its own project execution team to successfully execute the HVAC work. The success of this project was a major learning experience and the right impetus needed for charting the company in its successful entry into HVAC services.
Having successfully built a strong team for the HVAC division, Sterling and Wilson decided to enter the Plumbing and fire fighting services market. With a strong base of clients and consultants encouraging them to enter this sector, it was only a question of getting the right team in place.
In 2007, Sterling & Wilson established the plumbing & fire fighting service offerings. With a highly experienced team, the company has executed projects with specialization in Sanitary wares, Hydro Pneumatic system, Water treatment plant (Filtration system), Reverse Osmosis system, Drainage system, Solar water system, Swimming pools, Boiler & Hot water generator system, Hydrant and Sprinkler. With a lack of good organized players in this industry sector, there is a huge scope for growth.
Today Sterling & Wilson, has evolved as India’s leading MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing) Services Company with almost 60% of its business coming from electro-mechancal projects. Some of the key MEP projects are Nokia Siemens, Ceebros Hotel, Etisalat, Rustomjee Natraj IT Park, Supreme Tower, Lulu International Mall, Holiday Inn etc.
While the company has been instrumental in pioneering MEP services in India, It has already executed several prestigious MEP projects internationally.
Since 2007 Sterling & Wilson into transmission & distribution through ADB and PFC funded Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojna by the Government of India for improving the Rural Electrification scenario throughout the country. The major focus area is to work with various state power distribution companies to execute 33 & 11 kV power distribution networks in order to provide power to various villages in India. Having a strong pan India presence the company has worked with all major central government utilities like PGCIL, DVC, NTPC and state utilities of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Goa. By contributing to societies across the country, Sterling & Wilson has reached to more than 1000 villages touching 80000 families across various states.
Sterling & Wilson started its own EPC Division in 2008, giving a turnkey solution for cross section of Industrial sectors like aluminum, copper, steel, paper, chemical & petrochemical, material handling projects, E.B.O.P. of power plants, Indian railways feeding substation and substations up to 400 kv providing high end project management services, professional installation & commissioning.
EPC Business unit is operated by a highly experienced team of professionals having long & rich experience in the Industry in various facets of discipline viz. Project management, Design & Engineering, Construction, Field operation as well as in survey, testing & commissioning.